June 18,  2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Ok!! The new stuff is starting to arrive!  First to come through the door were 2 huge boxes of new JaJaJa bags.  These one of a kind knitting bags all have had a "previous life" as either drapery, bed sheets, upolstery fabric, etc.  It makes for some fun bags.  Come check out what we have.
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
Week of June 15-19
FRIDAY - June 18
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knitting and Toys w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - June 19
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Goodies for Beginners  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - June Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - June Socks  w/ Pat

Crochet is A-coming!
 I crochet
At the recent TNNA show Amanda and I noticed the huge upsurgence in crochet.   Some of the stuff is absolutely beautiful!  So we figured we had better get some crochet classes going.  What we need is beginning crochet- so many of us need to learn the basics.  Pat has offered to teach a  beginning crochet class on Tuesday night, July 6 from 6:30 - 8:30. 
In just one session you will learn how to chain, single crochet and double crochet.  That's enough to give you the skills to really make something, and we will have beginner patterns available.  Amanda has been learning from Pat and made 2 pairs of fingerless gloves while at TNNA.  They came out very nice.  Washcloths are also great beginner crochet projects so you know where I will be...
Call to sign up- class will be limited to 12 students.  This is just ONE class, and you will learn alot!
World Wide Knit in Public Week
kudo shawl
WWKiP day has become WWKiP week.  All week long- between June 12 - June 20 please take your knitting with you and knit in Public!  Then write to us and tell us where you knit.  Maybe we will come up with a prize for the wildest place!!! 
On Sale This Week
Amalfi cotton blend by Debbie Bliss on sale this week 20% off
 This is an absolutely lovely cotton blend- light and airy for the summer.
Also please take a look a few other cottons we have on sale right now:
 Mission Falls bag
Mission Falls cotton for a textured market bag, and its in the pool!!!!
South American Cotton Punta's South American Cotton which knits up beautifully in the 5 hour baby sweater (remember: really 10 hours).
For the South American Cotton- I have just finished a new Cowl that takes only 2 hanks.  See pattern later in this news blast.
Lyndon Hill
Lyndon Hill fingering weight cotton for the spiral potato chip scarf,
LLama cotton grande sweaterLlama Cotton Grande- a soft blend is also sale priced for the REAL 5 hour baby sweater.  
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Tuesday July 6 6:30 - 8:30
Beginning Crochet with Pat
I crochet
A one night class (well 2 if we really need it) to learn the basics of crochet.  This class will fill up so call to sign up now.  Crochet is the next big thing so better learn now. 
Saturday June 19  1:00 - 3:00 PM
June Sock with Eileen
 Eileen's June Sock
Eileen is working on her June sock.   Her sock will get you ready for the big holiday in July.  The yarn is self striping- red, white, and blue colors.  She also has a little girl's sock in the works for everyone. 
Saturday June 19  1:00 - 3:00 PM
 June Sock with Pat 
Lotus SockPat is working on her new June Sock with her Saturday sock class.  This sock is called Lotus from the Joy of Socks book.  It looks like an easy yet interesting sock with scallops and fans.  It will work up nicely in any sock weight yarn- solid, semisolid, or handpaint. 
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New Entrelac Shawl with Pat
Entrelac shawlPat  is taking on another new project this month- an entrelac triangular shawl called Dianna.  She is knitting her shawl with Ty-Dy Sock and so far the colors are working out very well- with each color run in the yarn working up about 2 blocks of the entrelac so the colors are looking like an ever changing display of diamonds.  The leaf motif in each block adds a wonderful lace detail.
Pat's entrelac shawl 





This is Pat's actual shawl; knit with just one ball of Ty-Dy sock yarn.

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Steph's new Felted French Slippers
Steph has knit and felted these slippers for herself and now she would like to help all of you do the same.  They are not at all difficult- working up quickly. Join Steph in either class session to make these for yourself or for someone as a great gift.
Tuesday, June 22  4:00 - 6:00, and 6:30 - 8:30 PM
2 Handed Fair Isle Class with Linda Miller
SIGN UP  NOW!!! Just 2 seats left now
fair isle hat
It has been awhile since we have held this class.  It has continually been a huge hit.  Over 4 hours, you will learn to work Fair Isle with 2 hands.  Mastering the technique will open many doors for you in the Fair Isle world of knitting.
There is homework- you must get your hat started so that the entire 4 hours can be used learning the technique, and working the actual Fair Isle portion.
Stop in to sign up and pick up your yarn and your homework.  This class usually fills up so call soon to reserve your spot.  Class limited to 10 students
Tuesday June 22 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Washcloth with JoAnne
    soap sock 
We will have another session of the Friends of Jan Chicka on the Couch Washcloth class.  Last week we knit coasters that worked up quickly.  They are cute as can be.  This week we will be knitting Soap Socks out of Mission Falls cotton.  This yarn has a texture to it which will make a great cloth or sack for sock.  
Please bring size 7 double pointed needles and a bar of soap!!!  This class will be repeated on Thursday morning.
Marilyn's Summer Schedule

NOTE:  Last week- Saturday, June 12 Marilyn held her Saturday kid's class- next Saturday afternoon class will be June 26.
square needles 
Marilyn will be teaching several classes each week with us this summer.  An additional kid's class will be held every Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 (starting June 23).  This class time is a very nice one as any mothers who wish to knit can attend Pat's class held at the same time. 
In the first daytime kids class Marilyn will be having the kids make their own needles- from chopsticks!!
Marilyn will still be holding her Thursday evening Kids class from 6:30 - 8:30 every Thursday and her every other Saturday afternoon class- 1:00 - 3:00 beginning this Saturday, June 12.
Marilyn's Hobby HorseA big addition for us which has all of us excited is that Marilyn will be teaching an adult class each week as well!  This will begin Thursday, June 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 (note the time).  Her first project will be an  American Girl Doll Sweater.  She also has some other ideas up her sleeve like this felted Hobby Horse.  Can't wait to see him once he is felted and attached to a stick!
Free Cowl Pattern
This is a new Cowl knit from 2 balls of South American Cotton by Punta.  This is an ultra soft cotton which worked up great for the 5 hour baby sweater.  Now I have used it again for a cowl- in wonderful fall colors.
South American Cotton CowlMaterials:  2 hanks South American Cotton by Punta
Needles: 16" size 10.  1 stitch marker.
Gauge:  3 sts =1"
Loosely cast on 60 sts.  Place marker on needle and join to work in the round taking care not to twist.
Row 1:  Purl.
Row 2:  Knit.
Round 3:  Knit.
Round 4:  *(Yo, k2tog); repeat from * around,
Round 5:  Purl.
Repeat rounds 2-5 until almost out of yarn ending with a row 5.  Bind off loosely knitwise.  Weave in all ends.

What's in the Swimming Pool?
In the morning Amanda will be busy filling the pool with Mission Falls Cotton.  This is a lovely cotton to use for baby garments, market bags ( free pattern available) and now a soap sock for next week's washcloth class.  Priced at a low $4.00 a ball- this will go fast.  I had better save some for the washcloth classes!! Yikes!
Mission Falls Cotton 
All Mission Falls Cotton will be priced at $4.00 a ball!
Free patterns available. 
In Closing...

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I know you will find something you will enjoy...and remember- there is never a commitment- try one class, or several- your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
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